Edward L. Schnitzer
Partner, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
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Ed represents unsecured creditor committees, trustees, debtors, banks and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy practice, with particular expertise in bankruptcy litigation including the prosecution and defense of preferences, fraudulent transfers, and other avoidance actions, claims objections, and collection and turnover actions.
- Representing six clients/defendants in fraudulent transfer claims arising from the involuntary bankruptcy filing of a Long Island attorney running a Ponzi scheme.
- Recovered over $5 million on behalf of the Liquidating Trustee of Dewey & LeBoeuf through the prosecution of assorted Chapter 5 claims.
- Defending various clients in avoidance actions in the Dots bankruptcy case seeking the avoidance and recovery of over $6 million in aggregate.
- Negotiated dismissal of ~$1.5 million avoidance action filed against creditor in the HMX bankruptcy.
- Generated over $10 million of recoveries on behalf of the New Century Plan Trustee through the prosecution of estate litigation claims.
- Represented defendants in avoidance actions in various large bankruptcy cases including Loehmann’s, Marco Polo, HMX, Factory 2-U, Ames, National Wholesalers Liquidators, Circuit City, Metro Park, Fortunoff and Value City.
Ed is a court-approved mediator in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Delaware and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and has mediated disputes in the Borders and WP Steel bankruptcy cases. As a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Pro Bono Bankruptcy Panel, Ed represents individuals referred to the panel who need assistance in adversary proceedings. Ed frequently writes on bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation topics for several newsletters of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and for the American Bar Association.
While at law school, Ed was a member of the Moot Court Board. Following law school, Ed served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx where he briefed over 60 criminal appeals before the Appellate Division, New York Court of Appeals, Southern District of New York and Second Circuit, tried several cases, and assisted with the prosecution of a first degree murder trial. He then became a staff attorney with the Enforcement Division of the Securities & Exchange Commission where he investigated violations of the Federal Securities Laws before joining Hahn & Hessen.